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03-18-2014, 06:30 AM
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18 Mar 2014 / Wild @ Long Islanders / 6 PM CT - 1 AM Suomi / FS-N; MSG PLUS 2

WILD (35-23-10) at ISLANDERS (26-34-9)

Last 10: Minnesota 5-2-3; New York 4-5-1

Season series: This is the second and final game between the Minnesota Wild and New York Islanders. New York earned a 5-4 victory at Xcel Energy Center on Dec. 29.



Big story: Wild left wing Matt Moulson returns to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for the first time since the Islanders traded him to the Buffalo Sabres on Oct. 27 in a deal that brought Thomas Vanek to New York. Vanek (Montreal Canadiens) and Moulson were sent elsewhere at the NHL Trade Deadline.

Moulson scored 118 goals over the course of four-plus seasons with the Islanders. He can become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

"I made some of the best friends I've had in my life with that team. We were a pretty close group," Moulson told Newsday. "To be taken away from that was tough. It was extremely tough on myself and my family, especially coming out of the blue like it did for me."



Team Scope:

Wild: A three-game road trip got off to a rough start for Minnesota on Monday night when it dropped a 4-1 decision to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Jason Pominville cut a 2-0 deficit in half late in the second period, but the red-hot Bruins responded with two more goals in the third to put the game away.

The Wild still are in good shape to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs; despite the loss Monday, they remain in possession of the first wild card in the Western Conference, three points ahead of the Phoenix Coyotes.

"It's tough to sit here after a 4-1 loss, but you can't be too disappointed with the effort of our guys tonight," Minnesota coach Mike Yeo said. "And obviously kind of a tough bounce on their first goal, but I thought we were really taking the play to them. Even with that our guys were staying with it after two periods. They get a late goal and we're still right there. And obviously that's not an easy team to come back against."



Islanders: It's been an extremely disappointing season for New York, which is headed for an early spring after ending a six-year playoff drought last April. However, right wing Kyle Okposo has enjoyed an outstanding season. The power forward, who ranks in the top five in scoring in the NHL with 69 points (27 goals, 42 assists), continues to produce without injured captain John Tavares.

On Monday, Okposo was named the Second Star of the Week after racking up seven points in three games. He had his 21st multi-point game of the season Saturday when the Islanders earned a 4-1 win against Buffalo.

"It's a nice honor [to] recognize play from the last week," Okposo said after the Islanders practiced at the Coliseum on Monday. "It's a testament to the team and how we played the last three games. I think it started off in Vancouver that third period and then we had a strong 60 minutes against San Jose and couldn't pull it out. We probably had our most complete 60 minutes against Buffalo the other night."



Who's hot: Pominville has four goals and two assists in his past five games for the Wild and defenseman Ryan Suter has assists in back-to-back games. … Islanders center Frans Nielsen has four goals and two assists in his past five games and rookie center Ryan Strome has two goals in his past three.

Injury report: Wild forward Jason Zucker (leg surgery), and goalies Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding (illness) are on injured reserve. … The Islanders will be without Tavares (knee) and forward Michael Grabner (concussion).

Wild probably the same lineup as vs. Boston, I have no idea is Kuemps or Mr. Universe starting.

Islanders lineup is something something not-Tavares, Okposo.

Please win for a change.



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Copypaste effort from NHL.com.

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No mention about Nino?

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No mention about Nino?
Nobody cares about Nino, he's a castoff bust.

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Also, Clutterbuck is Okposo.

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Bryz will start most likely.

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Hard to call games must win as of yet but this is about as close as you can get.

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03-18-2014, 09:37 AM
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Hard to call games must win as of yet but this is about as close as you can get.
Have to agree. These are points you have to walk away with if you're going to make a serious push for the playoffs.

Hopefully we see some spark from a line other than the PPG line (if those guys even stay together)

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Hard to call games must win as of yet but this is about as close as you can get.
Well, they need to start taking 2 points from these teams that are not in the playoff picture at all in their own damn conference.

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A few thoughts:

Would like to see Spurgeon and Brodin flip-flopped.

Get Ballard out of the lineup please.

Haula and Fontaine looked good together, please don't change this Yeo.

For God's sake find a way to put the puck in the back of the net.

That is all

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So per Russo, Haula is scratched and Coyle is probably back at center. PPG line is staying together today.

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So per Russo, Haula is scratched and Coyle is probably back at center. PPG line is staying together today.
Wtf is his obsession with Coyle? I like Coyle and can see his potential, but Haula has been much better than Coyle the past few weeks. I can't stand Yeo's penchant for switching up the lines every single game. Albeit, the bottom 9 could use a little shakeup, but scratching Haula is not the answer.

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Wtf is his obsession with Coyle? I like Coyle and can see his potential, but Haula has been much better than Coyle the past few weeks. I can't stand Yeo's penchant for switching up the lines every single game. Albeit, the bottom 9 could use a little shakeup, but scratching Haula is not the answer.
Same reason he wont bench heater, keep ballard permanently out of the lineup, or took a year and a half to break up Parise and Koivu.

#yeolo.

I ****ing hate that word but it continues to be relevant.

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Ilya Bryzgalov vs. Anders Nilsson tonight.
http://www.startribune.com/sports/blogs/250819011.html

E: From the same blog..

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But I did confirm the Zach Parise-Mikko Koivu-Jason Pominville line remains intact.
Is this a typo?

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So, my process of elimination, he would likely be the third-line center. I’d think Matt Moulson and Mikko Koivu stay together, so that means Justin Fontaine or Niederreiter would be on that right wing. My guess is Coyle centers Dany Heatley and Fontaine or Niederreiter. That would leave a fourth line of Matt Cooke, Kyle Brodziak and Cody McCormick.
Yes. Yes it is.

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It really is like he's trying to make this team worse.

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So, the lines are..

PGP
Moulson-Koivu-Nino/Fonz
Heatley-Coyle-Fonz/Nino
Cooke-Brodziak-McCormick

Insert Haula somewhere and I love it.

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Haula should be in. Otherwise I have no complains.

Nino and Moulson score 8 goals each.

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Thanks to getting zero help from LA, Phoenix is breathing down our neck.

Wild has to win tonight.

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I'm predicting either a loss or a very low-scoring win like 2-1. Dream scenario would be a Nino hat trick.

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When was the last time Yeo sat Heatley? What does he see in him?

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So, the lines are..

PGP
Moulson-Koivu-Nino/Fonz
Heatley-Coyle-Fonz/Nino
Cooke-Brodziak-McCormick

Insert Haula somewhere and I love it.
PGP
Moulson-Koivu-Nino
Heatley-Haula-Fontaine
Cooke-Coyle-McCormick

Scratch Brodziak. Do it, Yeo.. Do it...

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Confirmed Granlund line staying intact. Also, Erik Haula is getting bagged. I think Charlie Coyle is going back to center #mnwild
Haula is scratched?!!! Yeo is making him sit????? And Coyle back to center?

#$%@ you, Yeo!!!!! HELL NO!!!! I'm so ticked that I'm shaking right now. Unbelievable.

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The thing that scares me the most is the thought that if the Wild somehow make it to the 2nd round of playoffs, Yeo will stay. Guy needs to go regardless of how we end this season. Guy Boucher! Guy Boucher!

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Haula is scratched?!!! Yeo is making him sit????? And Coyle back to center?

#$%@ you, Yeo!!!!! HELL NO!!!! I'm so ticked that I'm shaking right now. Unbelievable.

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Haula is scratched?!!! Yeo is making him sit????? And Coyle back to center?

#$%@ you, Yeo!!!!! HELL NO!!!! I'm so ticked that I'm shaking right now. Unbelievable.

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